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Kazuo Koike (I) (1936–2019)

Kazuo Koike was born on May 8, 1936 in Akita, Japan as Hajime Tsubakiya. He was a writer, known for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Lady Snowblood (1973) and Crying Freeman (1995). He died on April 17, 2019 in Japan. See full bio »


in Akita, Japan


(age 82) in Japan

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 2004 Lone Wolf and Cub (TV Series) (manga - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (2004) ... (manga)
- Episode #3.1 (2004) ... (manga)
 2001 The Princess Blade (comic)
 1995 Crying Freeman (based upon the comic books created by)
 1993 A Samurai's Sorrow (TV Movie) (original story)
 1992 Hanappe Bazooka (Video) (comic)
 1990-1992 Mad Bull 34 (TV Mini-Series) (original work - 4 episodes)
- Cop Killer (1992) ... (original work)
- City of Vice (1992) ... (original work)
- The Manhattan Connection (1991) ... (original work)
- Scandal (1990) ... (original work)
 1991 Crying Freeman 4: A Taste of Revenge (Video) (comic)
 1990 Hong Chang Fei Long (comic)
 1990 A Killer's Romance (comic)
 1989 Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô no shikaku-nin (TV Movie) (manga)
 1988 Crying Freeman (TV Mini-Series) (comic - 2 episodes)
- Portrait of a Killer (1988) ... (comic)
 1987 Kozure Ôkami (Video Game) (manga)
 1986 Kozure Ôkami: Namida ito (TV Movie) (manga)
 1986 Kizuoibito (Video)
 1980 Shogun Assassin (screenplay) / (story)
  Kozure ôkami (TV Series) (manga - 42 episodes, 1973 - 1976) (comic - 2 episodes, 1973)
- Ryôgen no hi / Wildfire (1976) ... (manga)
- Waves and Flutes (1976) ... (manga)
- The Guardian (1976) ... (manga)
- Attack in the Shadows (1976) ... (manga)
- Fathers and Sons (1976) ... (manga)
 1974 Demon Spies (comic)
 1974 Denjin Zaborger (TV Series) (creator)
 1973 Lady Snowblood (story)
 1973 Gendai onibabakô: Satsu ai (TV Movie) (original manga) / (screenplay)
 1973 Kôkôsei burai hikae: Tsuki no Muramasa (manga) / (screenplay)
 1972 Kôkôsei burai hikae (manga)
 1972 Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (manga) / (screenplay) / (story)
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Authored the graphic novel, Crying Freeman: Abduction in Chinatown. It was published in soft back by Viz Communications with its American First Edition.

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Koike was interviewed in the BBC TV show Japanorama (2002) in 2002. Because he is a great golf lover, he was interviewed whilst Jonathan Ross acted as his caddy.

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